Kadzo, sits at the beach watching the waves rise and crush at her feet. The crabs walk to the distant left, and a part of her wishes that she could follow them to the ends of the horizon. A few weeks ago, she had a death scare. Or at least she thought it was, initially.Continue reading “Crab Walk To The Horizon – Menstrual Health At The Coast”
Jina langu ni Esther Mbugua – Kimemia. Mimi ni mwandishi na mwanzilishi wa Yellow Endo Flower na The Yellow Flower Initiative. Mashirika haya mawili huelimisha na kuwawezesha wanawake, wasichana na wazazi wao juu ya afya ya hedhi. Kuligunduliwa kwamba nilikuwa na uugua ugonjwa wa Endometriosis nikiwa na miaka 19,hii ni baada ya kuteseka miaka sitaContinue reading “Safari Yangu Na Endometriosis”
Have you ever begged a toilet to fill up quickly so that you could flush it, and walk out before people start to question your potty-time? I have, and it sucks. I have often found myself begging, pleading with the toilet to zap everything in one sweep. A faulty toilet can make a woman onContinue reading “Navigating your Menstrual Health Journey in The Workplace”
Yellow is not just the colour of emojis, it is the colour of hope. Hope for Endometriosis Warriors. It is an invitation to speak. It is the essence of who we are, a symbol of the type of days we long for.
The sight of blood changed my mind. It wasn’t so much the sight, as it was the experience as a whole, the texture, the colour and the pain. As a little girl, I spent hours daydreaming of myself treating little children and seeing them smile again. Having been well acquainted with the pediatrician, it wasContinue reading “Where Dreams Fizzle And Fade~ Endo And Your Career”
Big girls wear diapers too. My girls talk a lot about diapers, my little one is potty training herself. No, really, she woke up one day thia6 week and declared that she was a big girl who didn’t need to wear diapers. So she graduated to knickers when we are home, this isn’t without accidentsContinue reading “When It Floods – Endometriosis & Heavy Flow”
There is no known cure for Endometriosis. In Kenya, we do not have access to excision surgery, so doctors perform ablation surgery and then prescribe drugs to suppress the symptoms of Endometriosis. One of these drugs is Lupron, also Known as Leuprolide Acetate. Lupron is a Gonadotropin-releasing hormone that is used to treat hormone basedContinue reading “Lupron and Endometriosis – What you need to know”
I wish I knew that after sending aunt flo on vacation, it would erode my bone density; that it would sink me into a hole, that it would announce free room and board for every calorie looking for a home. That it would take over 5 years to lose that weight. That the sadness would overwhelm me. That I would experience menopause symptoms as a teen.
While some curve balls may roll in our direction, I pray that we will experience the grace, peace, strength, joy and love that come from above. And that despite the pain, the rainbows will remain.
It is that week that temptation is everywhere we turn. The festive season is like a festival of temptation, the foods especially that you have been trying to steer clear from all year may be calling your name from the roof tops, yes, even that name that your friends do not know. Before you sayContinue reading “3 Things to Consider this Festive Season”